then followed the line of the road to within seven miles of Richmond, when he inclined to the left and started for Williamsburg.
Near the site of the White House
See page 886, volume II. he met and skirmished with Confederate cavalry, and being repulsed, he inclined still more to the left, crossed the Pamunkey and Mattapony, and reached Gloucester Point without further interruption.
Gregg and Buford had, meanwhile, been raiding in the neighborhood of the South Anna, closely watched by Hampton and Fitzhugh Lee. They burnt — the bridges in their march.
Dashing upon Hanover Junction, they destroyed the railway property there, and damaged the road.
Finally the whole of Stoneman's command, excepting the forces under Kilpatrick and Davis, was concentrated at Yanceyville, when it marched northward, crossed the Rapid Anna at the Raccoon Ford, and on Friday, the 8th of May, recrossed the Rappahannock at Kelly's Ford.
Much property had been destroyed during the raid, but the chief obje
ery general officer under my command, strained every nerve to stop the fire.
I declare, in the presence of my God, that Hampton burned Columbia, and that he alone is responsible for it.
Sherman made a prompt response to this communication, in whut did not receive any communication from Johnston until the 16th,
April, 1865. when a message reached Kilpatrick, from Hampton, saying it was the desire of his chief to meet the Union commander at ten o'clock the next day, at Durham's Station, abo excepting some cavalry under Wade Hampton.
In a communication to General Kilpatrick, this leader signed his name Ned Wade Hampton.
Major Nichols, in his Story of the Great March, speaking of this notorious rebel, at the first conference between Sherman and Johnston, says: It should be said of Hampton's face — that is, what could be seen of it behind a beard which was unnaturally black for a man of fifty years of age — that it seemed bold, even beyond arrogance, and this expression was, if
Hale, Senator, speech of in reply to Clingman, 1.79.
Halleck, Gen. H. W., appointed to the Department of the Missouri, 2.179; stringent orders of with regard to negroes and secessionists, 2.180, 182; inaction of at Corinth, 2.295.
Hampton, Va., Col. Phelps at, 1.500; burnt by order of Magruder, 2.105; desolation of, 1.512.
Hampton Roads, peace conference in, 3.526-3.529.
Hancock, Gen., at the battle of Williamsburg, 2.382; at the battle of Fredericksburg, 2.493; at the batt37; death of, 3.385.
Maffitt, John Newland, commander of the Oreto or Florida, 2.569.
Magoffin, Gov., Beriah, action of in Kentucky, 1.200; gives encouragement to secessionists, 2.72, 73.
Magruder, J. B., designs of on Newport Newce and Hampton, 1.503; his capture of Galveston, 2.594.
Mail service, army, how organized, 2.224.
Maine, loyal attitude of, 1.202.
Malvern Hills, the Army of the Potomac on, 2.431; battle of, 2.433; visit of the author to in 1866, II 438.